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SPN drabble: "Lesser" (gen AHBL AU)

Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Author's Notes: Written for the supernatural100 prompt #216 "Unnatural". Unbeta'd.
Length: 100 words
Spoilers: AHBL, gone AU.
Summary: Sam's long gone.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Kripke.

By the time Dean and Bobby get there, Cold Oak is a graveyard of psychic kids. Sam’s long gone.

That night, Dean dreams of his brother.

Sam’s hunched over, face lost in the shadows, mumbling, “Had to kill him, had to, it was self-defense-”

“I get it,” Dean agrees gently, crouching down next to him. “Lesser of two evils, right?”

Sam looks up, mouth twisted into a self-loathing smirk. “Don’t think I qualify as the lesser of any evils anymore,” he says hoarsely. Sam’s eyes aren’t yellow. Just …

Dean jerks awake, heart hammering, and tries Sam’s cell again.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. That hit hard. If Dean hadn't showed up it could have happened. Great drabble!
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, tifaching! 30 minutes later, 15 minutes earlier - and canon would be entirely changed.
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Now I want to do 5 ways All Hell Breaks Loose could have gone. Hmm...
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Now I really, really want to READ that! *feeds the plot bunny some carrots*
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. This is good and sad.
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, tigriswolf!
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
What an evil idea for a drabble.

I love it. ♥
Feb. 28th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it, starmage2!
Feb. 28th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
Great 'what if' there - well done!
Mar. 1st, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, callistosh65!
Feb. 28th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's....
Mar. 1st, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
*smiles* Thanks for reading, tabaqui!
Feb. 28th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice idea. Well done.

*prods you for an au drabble series*
Mar. 1st, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Hmmm, that's not a bad idea ... *ponders* Thanks for reading, devon99!
Mar. 1st, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Loved it! I like looking at what could have been. This would be a great plot for a longer fic, too.
Mar. 2nd, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, doylescordy! I think this is one where I'd prefer to let it just echo in the silence, so readers can take it where they will.
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Mar. 25th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, ninjamidget66! I love your precise icon choices for each drabble.
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